REPRESENTING   -  JOHN DECUIR, JR.

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John DeCuir, Jr.

Production Design in Film & Television,

 

 

Selected Films - Production Design

  TOP GUN Paramount Director: Tony Scott - Producer: Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Bill Badalato - Starring: Tom Cruise, Anthony Edwards, Meg Ryan,  

  TURNER & HOOCH  Walt Disney/Buena Vista - Director: Roger Spottiswoode - Producer: Dan Petrie, Jr., Ray Wagner - Starring: Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham, Craig Nelson

FRIGHT NIGHT Columbia - Director: Tom Holland - Producer: Stanley Jaffe, Jerry Baerwitz - Starring: Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

 

 

 

 SISTER ACT II  Walt Disney/Touchstone Director: Bill Duke - Producer: Mario Iscovich - Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Smith

 

TRUE IDENTITY Walt Disney/Buena Vista - Director: Charles Lane - Producer: Carol Baum, Terri Schwartz - Starring: Lenny Henry, Frank Langella, Charles Lane

  INHERIT THE WIND - MGM   Director: Dan Petrie, Sr. - Producer: Dennis Bishop - Starring: George C Scott, Jack Lemon

THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON - MGM Director: Paul Sorvino - Producer:  Gary Sinise - Staring: Paul Sorvino, Gary Sinise

  THE NEPHEW  - Irish DreamTime  - Director: Eugene Brady - Producer: Pierce Brosnan, Beau St.Claire - Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Hill Hunter

Stephen King’s SLEEPWALKERS Columbia Tri-Star - Director: Mick Garris - Producer: Mark Victor, Michael Grais, Dick Stenta - Starring: Brian Krause, Alice Krige, Madchen Amick

SLOW BURN - Blue Rider - Director: Christian Ford - Producer: Jeff Jeoffray, Kate Driver -                Starring: Minnie Driver, James Spader, Josh Brolin

 

SELECTED TELEVISION - PRODUCTION DESIGN

PROVIDENCE - JOHN MASIUS PRODUCTIONS - NBC

Executive Producers:  Ann Hamilton, Mike Fresco, Monica Wyatt, Kevin Cremin

CHESTNUT HILL -  NBC PILOT

TURNER & HOOCH - DISNEY PILOT

 

SELECTED FILMS FOR TELEVISION - Production Design

FOUR DIAMONDS Disney – Cable

Director: Peter Werner - Producer: Joe Byrne, Jean Higgins Ace Nomination for best Art Direction.

DOUBLE SWITCH Disney – MOW - ABC

Director: David Greenwalt - Producer: Mark Gordon, John Garbett

EARTH STAR VOYAGER - DISNEY MOW

 

SELECTED FEATURES - Art Direction

GHOSTBUSTERS Columbia

Director: Ivan Reitman - Producer: Ivan Reitman, Joseph Medjuck - Starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver

RAISE THE TITANIC

Director: Jerry Jameson - Producer: Bill Frye - Starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan,

HONEY POT United Artists

Director: Joseph Mankiewicz - Producer: Joseph Mankiewicz: Starring: Rex Harrison, Cliff Robertson, Maggie Smith

CIRCUS WORLD United Artists

Director: Henry Hathaway - Producer: Samuel Bronston - Starring: John Wayne, Claudia Cardinale

OTHER POSITIONS

President - Cinematix, Inc.

Project Designer – Walt Disney Imagineering (formerly WED)

Director of Design – Six Flags

Producer – United States Coast Guard Motion Picture Branch

 

JOHN & JACK LEMMON Ė ON THE SET

 

John DeCuir, Jr. has designed feature films, films for television and themed attractions in Italy, Spain, France, England, Ireland, Japan, Canada, and throughout the United States. Mr. DeCuir has worked extensively throughout the themed attraction and exhibition industries. 

He began his design studies at the age of fourteen by apprenticing in the 20th Century Fox Art Department working on films which included the KING & I and SOUTH PACIFIC. He completed a five-year architectural program at the University of Southern California and two years of graduate work at the Institute of Building Research and Technology.   

As a college student, he continued his apprenticeship in Rome working on the films: CLEOPATRA, AGONY & THE ECSTASY, TAMING OF THE SHREW & DR. FAUSTUS.   

After his educational studies, he graduated from USCG Officer Candidate School. During Vietnam he served as a Deck Officer in the Pacific and later served as Admirals Aide and Assistant to the Chief Of Staff of the Eleventh Coast Guard District. He concluded his military service by producing & directing in the Coast Guard Motion Picture Branch Ė Washington DC. 

Upon leaving the Coast Guard, he joined DISNEY and spent several years as a designer-illustrator working on attractions which included THE HALL OF PRESIDENTS , THE CONTEMPORARY and POLYNESIAN HOTELS, SPACE MOUNTAIN and MISSION TO MARS.  John left Disney in the early 70ís and was offered the position of Director of Design for the SIX FLAGS organization. There he supervised the design and project development efforts of SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS, GEORGIA & MID AMERICA. His work with SIX FLAGS included planning efforts in the acquisition of ASTROWORLD and a proposed PARIS PARK

In 1974, John was asked to return to DISNEY and take up master planning work on WORLD SHOWCASE-EPCOT, specifically on the key attraction SPACE SHIP EARTH. Completing this assignment he returned to film art direction where he was art director on the film GHOSTBUSTERS. He became a film Production Designer in 1985 designing such films as TOP GUN and SISTER ACT II.  Intermingled with his film design efforts John continued to assist DISNEY in their film-attraction needs which included JIM HENSONíS 3-D MUPPET MOVIE, ALIEN ENCOUNTER & EPCOTíS ENERGY PAVILION. 

In the 90ís Johnís master planning and architectural skills were called back into play by the MITSUBISHI organization who commissioned him to head up a six million dollar conceptual development program to design a themed water park for implementation in Japan. Another significant commission came from SPRINT who asked him to provide interior design concepts for a leading edge communication center.  

John is currently completing his book on the ART OF FILM DESIGN and working on the design of a traveling exhibition, THE ARCHITECTURE OF ILLUSION. He is also currently working with the ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES in a significant film restoration and preservation effort titled SAVING CLEOPATRA.    

He has taught Production Design at the graduate level at the University of Southern California School of Cinema and has lectured to UCLA Performing Arts classes, and the Motion Picture Art Directorís Guild. He has participated in the La Rochelle, Long Beach Wide Screen, Copenhagen, and Santa Barbara Film Festivals.